- File Size: 432 KB
- Print Length: 194 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (May 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CMAEKPM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The heroine is a teacher, and she and her father promote education for the lesser members of society. One of her father's colleagues appears to think the heroine will eventually marry him, but he is older, rather fussy and privately thinks females aren't capable of thinking in general. She meets the hero when he rescues her from a run away pig.
The hero is a titled fellow and his mother wants him married. She says she plans to return to her homeland - Spain - after he has taken care wife. There is also a sister involved in the story. Her romance is sort of a side story. And there is a villain who has terrible plans for the heroine.
I found the misspelled words and the use of the wrong words to be a distraction. The flow of the writing wasn't easy to follow. Much of the heroine's actions didn't make a lot of sense to me. She was fairly likeable but the hero never made much of an impression.
Frankly I had to make myself finish the book. I kept thinking there might be something near to being a romance by the end. It never materialized.
Good characters, reasonable plot and sense of place. It was great to see a strong woman doing what she thought was right and the language and dialogue fitted as it should. Having a baddie is always great for that added tension.
A lightweight read and would be enjoyed by those who prefer this genre.
This is a slow novel that will excite anybody who enjoys historical romance. Mariah is an exciting and gentle character, while the men are dominating.
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
What impressed me most was Stenhouse's writing style; it is erudite without being pompous. The storyline is developed with aplomb, and leaves the reader wanting to discover how the romance will evolve. The characters are highly credible. Mariah is well-read, but lacking in the understanding of the perfidies of the world, but when it comes to the crunch allows her heart to dictate her actions. Tobias is presented as a calculating sort of chap; he wants to marry Mariah not out of love but necessity, and how she brings about a turnaround in his outlook is what makes the narrative so gripping. Jerome, Mariah's father is an unworldly man who really only understands education and its needs. Mariah's elderly suitor is a suitably sinister prig. The arch-villain Earl Wellwood is refreshingly over the top.
The element of suspense is very well-maintained; testament to this is the fact that slow reader though I am, I finished the book in two days. But to me, the best component of the novel is the dialogue which is vivid and authentic; one detects the ear of the dramatist on every page.
I am glad I decided to stick to it. A jolly good read.
Mariah and Toby are real flesh-and-blood characters and I loved their story - look forward to hearing more from Anne Stenhouse.